Depression or anxiety
Issues like depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts are prevalent among teenagers and often require professional intervention.
Adolescents and parents may benefit from counselling to improve conflicts related to boundaries, communication, and changes in family dynamics.
Traumatic events, like accidents, physical or sexual abuse or violence, can lead to PTSD. Counselling provides a safe space for teens to process what happened, learn healthy coping skills, and heal from these kinds of experiences.
Stress and overwhelm
Coping with the stressors of school, extracurricular activities, and social pressures can be challenging for teens. Counselling can provide tools for managing stress effectively.
Teenagers who have difficulty managing anger and expressing it in healthy ways can learn effective anger management strategies in counselling.
Identity and self-esteem
Adolescents often grapple with issues related to self-identity, self-esteem, body image, or sexuality and may find counselling helpful in improving self-concept and self-acceptance.
Counselling can help teenagers who are struggling academically by addressing issues like motivation, self esteem, time management, and learning difficulties.
Teenagers may exhibit challenging behaviours such as defiance, aggression, delinquency, or running away from home. Therapy can help to find solutions.
Grief, loss and major changes
Therapy can help teens adjust and process emotional challenges that can result from major life changes like divorce, relocation, or the death of a loved one or other significant losses.
Peer relationship issues
Counselling equips teens with strategies to improve interpersonal skills, and address concerns of loneliness, social isolation, bullying, or unhealthy relationships with peers.
High-risk coping strategies
Teens may experiment with risky methods of trying to cope on their own with stress or challenges. Therapy can help them develop safer alternatives.
Teens who are uncertain about their future, career goals, or post-secondary education choices can benefit from counselling to explore their options and set meaningful goals.
When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.
– Fred Rogers
Empowering Teen Confidence
Changes in a teen's attitudes, behaviours, mood, relationships, or academic performance, may indicate a need for professional intervention. Counselling with an experienced teen psychologist helps your teen navigate challenges with expert support, and succeed in reaching in their goals. Connect with us for more information or book an appointment online.